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Report on Stroud Anti-Cuts Public Meeting

05-11-2010 13:21

Report on last night's public meeting in stroud. Old Town Hall full, angry and determined. Speeches from Green Party, Socialist Party, ex-Labour MP and points raised by Union reps and members of the public. Mood - A Snowball of Resistance is Starting to Roll... (we remember the Poll-Tax and we can defeat these cuts as well...)

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Hope for Bhopal?

05-11-2010 09:39

President Obama arrives in India tomorrow 6 November.

The people of Bhopal are asking that the President meets with them to discuss on the ongoing contamination in Bhopal, 26 years after, the Bhopal disaster took place.

People are still being poisoned TODAY. Obama held BP accountable, now hold Dow accountable.

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Simon Kirby Mp asked for public enquiry in to Policing in Sussex

05-11-2010 01:51


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UK Counter-Terror agent exposed in New Brunswick, Kanada

04-11-2010 23:00

Story reposted from about a UK Counter-Terror 'Security Consultant' exposed in Kanada. The British man was overheard in a cafe talking to another man, by an individual who subsequently videoed his personal exchange and posted the footage online.

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Support Needed For Huntingdon Lane Protest Camp!

04-11-2010 15:02

old photo for anti-police reasons!
The beginning of the month saw no let up from UK Coal and it's 10 million pounds worth of digging and earth moving equipment on site at Telfore/Huntingdon Lane protest camp, Shropshire. On site there are constant security guards, between each day and night, working as part of National Eviction Team, around the clock, ready to enforce the courts will and the corporate bidding at a moments notice. They have also errected a pathetic fence to mark the 'boundary', or rather, the bit of land they will forcibly move people off if you are caught wandering...A public footpath was closed by local authority law so that now not even 'random walkers' can see the devestation being caused to the wonderful wrekin landscape.
The footpath is also patrolled by security working as National Eviction Team.

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Warrant for Arrest (for how long?) - while Seeking Asylum in France

04-11-2010 10:52

Maurice insists in being arrested only for the purpose of going to court and meeting the judge who convicted him in his absence, despite his request for adjournment. But the Court is far from co-operating. Here's his account with questions to the Court.

The NHS has asked their solicitors about the release of the medical records. The Judge and the Police's solicitors are meeting in Maurice's absence.

Is the only purpose for solicitors to run up bills, while Maurice not only suffers physically, but is also made to suffer the anguish of having to be arrested for an indefinite period?

The Police are only doing their job. And the lawyers who tell the Law Enforcers what their job is, don't care, do they...

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Musheir Al Farra speaks at the Sheffield Humanist Society Meeting

04-11-2010 00:21

Audio Ball Pool donated by Sheffield people to the kids of Nussairat Refugee Camp 2010
Wednesday 3rd November 2010
Conflict in the "Holy Land".
Musheir Al Fara, Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign

What is the reality of the situation in Israel/Palestine? How did the ongoing ‘troubles’ come about and to what extent is
religion responsible for the conflict affecting the "Holy Land"?

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Noriwch demo against Vodafone's tax evasion

03-11-2010 22:40

Stop corporate tax evasion costing your public services

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Brookside Anniversary article

03-11-2010 21:57

Brookside has 2 Anniversarys this week, its 28th since starting back in 1982 & its 7th Anniversary since it ended in 2003.

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Dublin students demo rows with cops and attacks Dept of Finance

03-11-2010 19:11

Riot police attacked students in Dublin today with dogs, armoured vehicles and horses after the students protesting against government cuts occupied the Department of Finance and threw eggs at the Dail.

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Dublin kicks off, UK crap... as usual

03-11-2010 19:08

"Students occupy Dept of Finance in Dublin
News is coming in that upwards of thirty students have occupied the Department of Finance in the center of Dublin with several hundred supporting them in the streets outside. Tens of thousands of students are demonstrating as part of the USI protests against plans to introduce fees, these students carrying out the occupation appear to have broken away from the main demonstration which is taking place around the corner in Merrion square."

repost from Irish indymedia

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ME Sufferers banned from giving blood

03-11-2010 18:03

ME protesters
Banning Blood is Not Enough!

ME sufferers are now banned from blood donation but are the only group banned who receive no medical treatment for their condition. They say that the ban is due to a new Retrovirus discovered in their blood.

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Sweatshop Manufacturing: Engine of Poverty

03-11-2010 18:02

"Inequality has reached such an astounding level that it requires an act of willful blindness on the part of Western media not to notice it. Over half of the world’s population subsists on less than $2 a day, while the 200 richest individuals own more wealth than 41 percent of the world’s population, or in other words, more than 2.6 billion people. Such an extreme concentration of wealth in the hands of the few cannot be construed as a failure of global capitalism. Indeed, it is a mark of its success, for this is what the system is designed to do."

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Anarchist and Working class bookfair in Newcastle, Sat 6th Nov

03-11-2010 13:08

Sat Nov 6th 2010 - The Worlds First Ever(!) Anarchist and Working Class Bookfair‏
in Newcastle coincides with the BBC Radio 3 FREE THINKING festival this weekend.

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Gay marriage bid rejected

02-11-2010 17:42

Lesbian couple will now take legal action

Gay marriage ban violates Human Rights Act, they say

‘Equal Love’ campaign seeks gay marriages & straight civil partnerships

London, UK – 2 November 2010

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Radical Workers' and Students' Bloc - 10th November

02-11-2010 13:14

Call out for a radical workers' and students' bloc on the "Fund Our Futures" march on the 10th November in London.

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PHILIPPINES: PAL labor row erupts anew as workers protest DOLE decision

02-11-2010 11:31

The labor row at Philippine Airlines (PAL) flares up once more at the start of the airline peak season with its workers starting today a series of protest actions against the recent decision of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to allow the mass layoff of some 3,000 workers. At 10:00 a.m. today dozens of members of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), the ground crew union at PAL, held a symbolic protest at the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila.

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UK Anti-Cuts Protests and Public Meetings This Week

01-11-2010 17:59

As it says above. Please distribute this list as appropriate.

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BBC colludes with police to trivialise crime against ordinary people

01-11-2010 15:52

The Police trvialise and ignore crimes aginst ordinary people, whilst putting vast efforts into investigating more minor crimes against VIPs. The BBC, along with the rest of the media, seems to share the attitude of the police.